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Friday, October 27, 2017

2017 MQG Challenge

The MQG challenge this year was a basket paint chip quilt.  For $5 a person pulled a paint chip and here were their rules.

1- Each paint card contains three colors.  All three colors must be used and be easily recognize in the finished quilt. Print fabrics which are predominantly the chip colors are allowed in addition to neutrals such as white, beige, gray, or black---or whatever you want to call a neutral.

2-Theme:  Basket/s-- there are many different basket blocks.  Your quilt may be pieced or appliqued. It may feature one basket or multiple baskets.

3-Size: The finished quilt must be larger than 12 inches on a side, but not exceed 30 inches on a side.

4-The original paint card must be displayed along with the finished quilt for voting.

5-The quilt must have a top, batting and backing (3 layers). Any quilting method may be used.  The quilt must also be bound, and have a label.

6-Deadline for completion of quilt is the October Guild meeting (October 12, 2017) where members will vote for their favorite one. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners

will be recognized.   

 20 people bought a  chip, and 10 people turned in completed challenge quilts.

  1.  This quilt was made by Judy.  You can see her paint chip pinned to the bottom right corner.

2.  Kathy made this cute pink and black basket.  love the prairie points!

3.  The pretty green was made by Jackie.  I think she did a great job matching her greens.

4.  Eve's picnic basket with wine was great.  She had a tough card....all the grays.

5.  Sue made the pretty teal baskets.
6.  I loved Karen's purple basket with the super cute spools, buttons.

7.  Penny's first ever quilt.  Penny too had a tough card with those dark grays.

8. Rosalyn's baskets were very cute.  Who doesn't love sunny yellows?          
9.  Kathy's deep purple baskets were lovely.  Love the prints she used. 

10.  These baskets were made by Donna.  Her beige/gray paint chip was tough, I loved her use of the eggplant as her neutral.

The winners were chosen by the guild.  They were supposed to choose 1, 2, and 3rd places.  I then tallied the total votes.

1st place was Judy's truck.
2nd place was Karen's purple basket
3rd place was Jackie's green basket.

I was so impressed with everyone's creativity.  I have some interesting ideas for next year unless someone else wants to take over.  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Final Charity Sew Day of the Year

Don't forget tomorrow is the final charity sew day of the year.  Bring your machine and all your supplies, and enjoy a great time with some lovely quilty ladies.

Also a heads up for a Michigan Quilt Show.